Laboratory Services

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Influenza A, Influenza B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Influenza A, Influenza B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR
Synonym(s)

SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus, COVID, influenza, flu, RSV, PCR

Test ID
FLURSVCOVIDPCR
General Information

Multiplex PCR for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and B, and RSV from a single sample

Container Type

Sterile container with viral transport media (VTM), universal transport media (UTM), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS)

Specimen Type

NP swab

Specimen Requirements

Nasopharyngeal swab in approved transport media: Remel M4, M4RT, Copan UTM, BD UTM, Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS)

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells. Place swab in 3 mL transport media.

Stability

Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen : 7 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Improper or inadequate patient identification, specimen in expired or incorrect collection vials. Vials with no swab present or vials with incorrect swab type used. Vials that have leaked into the specimen bag will also be rejected. 

Department (code)

Molecular

Methodology

Multiplex real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)

Estimated TAT

1-2 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Sunday

CPT Code(s)

U0003; 87631

Additional Information

This test is specific for SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, influenza B, and RSV; therefore, the results do not exclude the possibility of infection with other respiratory viruses.

Minimum Sample Volume

1.0 mL

Reference Range

Not Detected

Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

31208-2, 76078-5, 76080-1, 76089-2